Jose Mourinho is on a mission at Manchester United and this time it is not mission impossible. He has been given the task of re-establishing Manchester United as the biggest club in England after getting the job back in June. The 53 year old is on a quest to overhaul the playing personnel at the club, as he has been far from impressed with the players at his disposal. The Daily Star reports via Spanish media outlet Don Balon that 21 year old Atletico Madrid defender, Jose Gimenez has grown disillusioned with life at the Vincente Calderon and has tendered in a transfer request as he looks to find a new club in January to as to secure regular first team football.
The Uruguay international is finding himself on the bench more often this season under Diego Simeone, who had preferred the partnership of Stefan Savic and Diego Godin. Gimenez signed a new five- year contract extension with Los Rojiblancos in January after establishing himself in the first team. A release clause of £56m was rumoured to have been inserted into the deal, which means that he and his agents can be contacted directly if any willing club matches that offer. Atletico have not been their solid usual self defensively in recent weeks, which has led to the fans calling for the inclusion of Gimenez into the starting lineup.
The 21 year old would have felt being left out of the starting eleven for the Madrid Derby last weekend,which they lost 3-0 is the proof that he is not wanted at the club, and has decided to look for greener pastures. Gimenez is a tough tackling, no nonsense typical South American centre-back. Despite his lack of height, he possesses remarkable aerial strength. He is being identified by Jose Mourinho who is looking for reinforcements as he looks to stamp his mark at the Theatre of Dreams.
Despite the potential move favouring both parties, a move may be difficult as the transfer fee is regarded too steep, for such a young central defender. Though, if a compromise is reached, he will prove to be a very good signing. He has not played a single match all season.